Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vice Grips

The next few weeks are crazy for me. I have three articles due, my family coming to town for a week in the middle of the semester, and I have a 2.5 hour presentation in class on which my entire grade for the course is based. I feel like there is a giant fist squeezing my chest and digging its knuckles into my shoulders. I'm seriously sweating.

Last night I was freaking out too much to concentrate on the reading I need for my project, so thankfully I got to play dodgeball and let all that out. There is just something about wailing those yellow balls that lets me relax. Our team actually won last night for the first time, so that made it even better. Our best player is a gal from the women's rugby team, not the men's. We call her the Dread Pirate Ashley.

At one point, she was the only player on the court in a game of returns. Then she caught a few of their balls, getting them out AND bringing our guys back in. I was amazed. I love her and her dodgeball skills.

By the time I got home, I was so sweaty and zen I worked for three hours in a row and got a huge chunk done. The grip has relaxed a little...


PhillyKim said...

Katy, I'm addicted to your blog! Something about the way you write just brings a smile to my face... Anyway, you'll get through the rough time- and the best part is, after all is said and done, isn't it the best feeling in the world to say you did it all!

Em said...

I thought this was going to be about you needing to buy a pair of pliers...;)